Truelight Academy Home Education Guide 
"A balanced approach to life and learning for Latter-day Saint Home Educators." 


Gospel Literature

There have been many great books written by our church leaders.  I want my children to gain an appreciation for this gospel literature as they grow up.  The church magazines are such an excellent source of gospel literature that they are an essential in our home.  I am still searching for the best books to share with my younger children, but I have compiled a list of books I want my children to read from age 12.  We own some of the books, and others we have access to in GospeLink.

Joyful Learning Stage
(Ages 0 - 5)

Number 1 Choice: 

The Friend Magazine
Select age appropriate readings from the Friend Magazine to share with your little ones.

Exploring Learning Stage
(Ages 6 - 11)

Number 1 Choice:

The Friend Magazine
Encourage your children to read each month's magazine from cover to cover.

Apprentice Learning Stage
(Ages 12 - 17)

Number 1 Choice:

The New Era
Encourage your children to read each month's magazine from cover to cover.

Literature Selections (3 per year)

Age 12

  • A Witness and a Warning by Ezra Taft Benson
  • One Silent Sleepless Night by Spencer W. Kimball
  • Our Father's Plan by Boyd K. Packer
Age 13
  • Way to Be! by Gordon B. Hinckley
  • Memorable Stories with a Message by Boyd K. Packer
  • Pathways to Perfection by Thomas S. Monson
Age 14
  • A Marvelous Work and a Wonder by LeGrand Richards
  • Inspiring Experiences That Build Faith: From the Life and Ministry of Thomas S. Monson
  • Receiving Answers to Our Prayers by Gene R. Cook
Age 15
  • Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Service from Church Distribution
  • Faith: The Essence of True Religion by Gordon B. Hinckley
  • Learning in the Light of Faith by Henry B. Eyring
Age 16
  • Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage
  • Our Search for Happiness by M. Russell Ballard
  • Finding Peace, Happiness, and Joy by Richard G. Scott
Age 17
  • The Articles of Faith by James E. Talmage
  • The Holy Temple by Boyd K. Packer
  • Faith Precedes the Miracle by Spencer W. Kimball
Lifelong Learning Stage
(Ages 18 +)

Number 1 Choice:

Read each month's magazine from cover to cover.

Literature Selections

Age 18 + (Mission preparation)

  • The Messiah Series by Bruce R. McConkie
  • The History of the Church by Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • Teach Ye Diligently by Boyd K. Packer


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